Archive for

More on the Union WMA story . . .

For years, Plum Creek has provided the state of Louisiana with a free lease for the 10,000+ acre Union Parish Wildlife Management Area. That is no longer the case.  The company did offer to lease the property to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a cost, but the Department has decided to use … Continue reading

Fabulous Folly Fourth planned!

There are big plans in the making for the future of Folly Beach on Lake D’Arbonne. A new hotel and restaurant. A new convenience store. Boat Docks. And more. That excitement over those plans by local businessman Kerry Hill and his partners will get a jump start over the Fourth of July Weekend when a … Continue reading

Better. . .

Proverbs 16:32 “Better a patient man than a warrior; a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”

Union Wildlife Management Area to Close

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Friday that the property known as Union Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will no longer be part of the department’s WMA program, effective July 1, 2015. LDWF has decided to conclude the long-term lease with Plum Creek Timber Company on approximately 10,000 acres in Union Parish, focusing … Continue reading

Cranky summer crappie

I couldn’t help but think about what my dad would have said had he been there.  I let line slip off an Abu Garcia 6500 LC (the LC stands for Line Counter) to exactly 70 feet behind the boat. That’s how far the Precision Trolling Data App on Steve White’s iphone told me to let … Continue reading

Expect some Peachy catches

If last weekend’s Majestic tournament was any indication, contestants in this weekend’s Louisiana Peach Festival Bass Tournament on Lake D’Arbonne can expect some peachy catches! The big fish have been biting and so that should give contestants a good shot at good catches. The best catch will earn a guaranteed $1,000 first prize. One place … Continue reading

They’re back, Jack

Well, they’re back Jack. Here comes one more season of the Quack Attack. And then, the rumor is, they may pack it in and not come back. Of course, this is Hollywood South, so rumors are all part of the script. Welcome to Duck Dynasty, Season Eight. It premieres on A&E at 8:30 Central Time … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

I originally wrote and published this article in the News-Star on Sunday, June 19, 1988. My parents are both gone on to be with the Lord now, but I never lost the love for live and for fishing that they gave me. I hope you enjoy reading this and are able to still tell your … Continue reading

Barham proud of accomplishments

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham is no stranger to Union Parish. As a Louisiana Senator, he represented the parish and others for years. He even says that what he learned in this area during his lifetime helped prepare him with the wildlife and fisheries knowledge that allows him to do his … Continue reading

More on the Majestic

Today, we turn this space over to Dale Taylor, director of this past weekend’s Majestic Bass tournament on Lake D’Arbonne: The movie “The Perfect Storm” was the true story of a weather phenomenon that caused a gigantic storm in the North Atlantic Ocean. Of course if that storm had of just churned up the ocean … Continue reading

Shop Local. Bank Local. Marion State Bank


Bastrop – Morehouse Chamber

Benoit Ford North

Dusty Gates, Union Parish Sheriff

BnM Fishing